• Chinese Language, Culture Program Set for SUNY-Oswego

    Students dance during the closing ceremonies of last summer’s STARTALK: Chinese Language and Culture Academy Summer Program at SUNY Oswego’s Syracuse campus. The program will be featured at SUNY Oswego this summer. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Longshoremen in Oswego make endorsement

    Port workers want William Scriber, above, as their next permanent executive director. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego, Port City Cultivate Growing Relationship

    SUNY Oswego student Dara Boykin makes her selections during the Oswego Farmers’ Market last summer. Students from 11 classes across numerous disciplines worked last fall with farmers and the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce to promote the farmers’ market in both cities. The Oswego market opens Thursday while the Fulton market opens May 26. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • NOCHSI Changes Name to Connextcare

    Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. has changed its name to ConnextCare. The rollout of the new name was celebrated with a special breakfast reception for the entire ConnextCare staff and board of directors Wednesday at the Kallet Theatre in Pulaski. Attending the function are, from left, Penny Halstead, senior administrative assistant, Richard S. Shineman Foundation; Tricia A. Peter-Clark, vice president-chief operating officer, ConnextCare; Karen Goetz, executive director, Richard S. Shineman Foundation; Dan Dey, president-chief executive officer, ConnextCare; Michael Backus, chairman, ConnextCare Board of Directors; and Patrick Carguello, Sr., vice president/chief medical officer, ConnextCare. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Mitchell's Speedway Press to acquire The Phoenix Press

    Longtime Port City company, led by owner John Henry, is expanding and extending customer reach. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • CountryMax: Newest Addition to Retail Mix in Oswego

    A new CountryMax store is being constructed on state Route 104 East in Oswego. The storefront will be similar to others in the chain, including the Henrietta store shown above. For the details, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 'I, Robot': Technology plays greater role in workplace environments

    Damian Schofield, director of human-computer interaction at SUNY Oswego, explores how technology is and will affect the modern-day workplace. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • ‘How I Got Started’ — Tammy Wilkinson

    Tammy Wilkinson, center, founder of Theatre Du Jour, plays the role of Bella Baloopi in "Murder at the Prom" at the Hiscock Mansion in Syracuse. Her interactive touring dinner theater experience is receiving great accolades throughout the region. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Oswego Health Names Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer

    Jeff Coakley continues to solidify leadership roles at the local health care institution. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Students Have Different Perspective on Spring Break

    For several years, many SUNY Oswego students have used academic breaks like the college's upcoming spring break to serve communities in need, including building infrastructure in the Dominican Republic. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 92 Years Young and Still Going Strong

    Bruce Phelps remains at the helm of the Fulton Tool Company after 59 years. For the story, click on headline or story above.

  • Vaulting to the Top: Exelon New Jobs Leader

    Owner of nuclear plants in county is top overall employer. For story, click on the headline or story above.

  • Wired For Success: UTW Continues to Build Momentum

    Leading United Wire Technologies, a family owned business in Constantia, are Jim Ransom (middle) and his sons Mike, left, and Don. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 5 Points Wine & Liquor Opens at Forks of Road in Port City

    Atom Avery, left, and Mark Donabella are business partners in new enterprise. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Dying Slow Death: Suburban Malls on Downward Spiral

    Suburban malls such as Great Northern in Clay are slowly fading away in the face of increased online competition. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Tom Kells: DPW Chief Leads Restructured Department

    Tom Kells, public works commissioner for the city of Oswego, runs a tight ship while battling Port City winters. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Local Projects Fueled by State Grant Monies

    L. Michael Treadwell, executive director of Operation Oswego County, recently talked about several local projects that received significant financial help from state coffers. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets for Breakfast: Wade's Diner

    Tracy Fox, right, manager and head waitress at Wade’s Diner in Oswego, joins server Kirstie DeGrande during a recent morning rush. For a feature package on several of the hottest breakfast diner destinations in the city of Oswego, check out the February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets for Breakfast: The Cutting Board

    Chelsea Wahrendorf, owner of The Cutting Board in downtown Oswego, serves up a breakfast burrito recently. For a feature package on some of the city of Oswego's favorite breakfast diners, check out the February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Building a Future: Dunsmoor Construction Celebrates Milestone

    Longtime contracting business Dunsmoor Construction Inc., led by Tom and Michelle Dunsmoor, is observing 30 years of serving the Port City community in February. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets for Breakfast: Maria's Family Restaurant

    Jennifer Saltalamachia, manager at Maria’s Family Restaurant in Oswego, serves up the restaurant’s famous cinnamon roll pancake. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets For Breakfast: Jocko’s Famous Ritz Diner

    Teal Palmer, a server at Jocko’s Famous Ritz Diner in Oswego, serves up a breakfast boat, a popular selection on an extensive breakfast menu. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Mirabito Family Back in Grocery Business

    Whitney Mirabito joins Jeremy Burns, left, general manager, and her father, Jim Mirabito, at the Fulton Save-A-Lot store. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego Grad Plugs Into Huge Entry-level Wage

    SUNY Oswego graduate Alexander Kouthoofd, who recently earned his bachelor's degree in computer science, will earn $125K in his first job at Salesforce in San Francisco, Calif. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Business Booming as Fulton Tool Co. Shows Growth

    Fulton Tool Co. owner Bruce Phelps has successfully adapted to change while expanding his business. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

Latest News

  • OCB’s Career Center Awarded Prestigious Award

    The Southern Regional Education Board recently presented Oswego County BOCES’ Burton Ramer Technical Career Center with the “High Schools That Work” Gold Improvement Award.OCB is one of only 12 schools in the nation to receive the g... Read More

  • Amish Community Growing in Northern Oswego County

    The signs of the times in Northern Oswego County are yellow and black and have a horse and buggy on them.The road signs cropping up on state and county roads remind drivers to watch for the horse-drawn wagons that serve as transportation for our newe... Read More

  • Sunoco Celebrates Opening of Ethanol Manufacturing Facility

    Sunoco hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of its ethanol manufacturing facility in Volney.After an investment of approximately $25 million and months of capital work, the 100-million-gallon-per-year ethanol ma... Read More

  • CNYTDO President Appointed to Upstate NY District Export Council

    Robert I. Trachtenberg, president of the Central New York Technology Development Organization, has been appointed to the Upstate New York District Export Council by United States Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke.Trachtenberg will serve a four-year te... Read More

  • East Campus Construction Commences at SUNY Oswego

    It’s going to be a groundbreaking event.SUNY Oswego and community officials will help celebrate the groundbreaking of the college's new world-class $118 million state-of-the-art science complex Sept. 17.An estimated three years of construction... Read More

  • Former Glider Oil site in Oswego Up For Grabs

    Glider Oil Co. Inc., located at West First and Niagara streets in Oswego, is no longer functioning as a gas station and is for sale.“The tanks got old and we made the decision to take the tanks out and convert it to a different use,” said... Read More

  • Let There be Ethanol!

    Sunoco's ethanol manufacturing facility in Volney recently received its first shipments of corn and has started production.The first shipment of ethanol was produced in late June.“We’ll be slowly increasing production over the next week ... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Signs Global Laboratory Partnerships

    SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley traveled to the fast-developing northeastern region of Brazil recently to sign three agreements that establish some of the first in Oswego's planned world-spanning network of global laboratories.The network i... Read More

  • Two New Tackle Shops Open in Oswego

    The opening of two new tackle shops in the city of Oswego, and a healthy increase in out-of-state visitors, indicate that the sport fishing industry remains strong in Oswego County.David Turner, director of the county Department of Community Developm... Read More

  • New Byrne Dairy Opens in Pulaski

    A new Byrne Dairy has officially opened in Pulaski, marking the 45th Byrne Dairy location in Central New York.The new store is complete with a gas station, ice cream shop, deli and groceries.The owner of the Byrne Dairy franchise, Vincent Byrne, was ... Read More

  • Operation Oswego County Hails Achievements

    Operation Oswego County held its 58th annual meeting at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center today.Nancy Bellow, president of the OOC board of directors, welcomed more than 150 representatives of businesses, government, education, labor and other ally organ... Read More

  • Leadership Oswego County Recruits for Class of 2011

    SUNY Oswego’s Leadership Oswego County, a program of the Office of Business and Community Relations, is starting recruitment for the class of 2011.The program has been in existence since 1992 and prepares a select group of county residents to b... Read More

  • ESD Head Formulates ‘Go-To-Market’ Strategy

    The head of the state’s most powerful economic development engine has a four-pronged approach to revive a sagging state fiscal environment.Dennis M. Mullen of Pittsford was recently confirmed by the State Senate as chairman and CEO of Empire St... Read More

  • Chirello Advertising named Small Business of the Year

    Steve Chirello Advertising was recognized as the Outstanding Small Business of the Year at the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Small Business Week Breakfast held Friday in th... Read More

  • Exclusive: Fulton Birds Eye Plant to Remain Open

    The Fulton Birds Eye plant, a staple on the city’s manufacturing scene since 1902, will remain open.The plant employs 300 workers and processes frozen vegetables and other food products.Late last year, Pinnacle Brands Corp. paid $1.3 billion to... Read More

  • It’s Official: Syracuse Chamber, MDA Merger Complete

    The merger between the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce and the Metropolitan Development Association is complete.The new name for the organization is CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity.With more than 2,000 members, CenterState CEO r... Read More

  • McHugh Withdraws From Oswego's Commencement

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh will not attend SUNY Oswego's 149th Commencement on Saturday to receive an honorary degree. He informed college President Deborah F. Stanley of his decision Monday.Referencing objections by some members of the campu... Read More

  • Chamber to Feature Annual Small Business Week Breakfast

    Members of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce as well as business owners throughout the area are invited to hear one the country’s foremost retail experts at the chamber’s annual Small Business Week breakfast.The event will be ... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Small Business Advisers Share in National SBA Award

    Small-business advisers based at SUNY Oswego and Jefferson Community College have won a national award from the U.S. Small Business Administration.The SUNY Oswego Small Business Development Center, as part of the Watertown Regional SBDC, will receive... Read More

  • Oswego CDO Director Wins Top SBA Award

    Mary Vanouse, director of the City of Oswego Community Development Office, is the winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women in Business Champion Award.Not only did she top all nominees in the 34- county Syracuse district, she was... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 156

Issue 156
June/July 2018

Cover Story

Profiles

Carol Sweeney

On The Job

How Does Summer Affect Your Business?

Success Stories

Oliver B. Paine Greenhouses

My Turn

Honorary Doctorate Degrees — Should They Be Eliminated?

Economic Trends

Fifteen semi-finalists competing for a $50,000 prize

Last Page

Paul Stewart